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Measure B

Subpoenas and Community Condom Policing: The War on Condomless Porn

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.28.2016 | Los Angeles
Katherine Koster

Last week, three large adult industry STI testing and treatment facilities were served subpoenas demanding the release of adult performer medical records dating back to 2007.

Valley Politician Accused Of Being 'A Pornographer's Best Friend'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 11.06.2013 | Los Angeles

An AIDS activist group is targeting a San Fernando Valley assemblyman, claiming he is blocking efforts to pass a bill that would require the use of co...

Porn Studios Make 'Tax Day' A Little Sexier

Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles

Porn companies plan to make tax day a little sexier this year. Vivid Entertainment, the industry's largest production house, said Tuesday that 80 p...


Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Watch out for the condom police. A porn production company appears to be the first to be targeted for allegedly violating LA county's mandatory condom...

WATCH: Porn Sweetheart Says His Rights Are Being Violated

Posted 03.05.2013 | Los Angeles

"Boy next door" porn star James Deen said having condoms mandated on set is "a huge violation of my rights as an American citizen." Deen said on Hu...

Why Aren't More Porn Performers for Measure B?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Why aren't more porn performers for Measure B? Does anybody else think it's strange that they don't want to wear condoms?

L.A.'s New Law Puts the Con in Condom

Steve Hirsch | Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Hirsch

Sometimes the best of intentions yield the worst of results. This will likely be the legacy of Measure B in California: a misguided case for condoms that deserves only condemnation.

WATCH: A Very Special NSFW Message For LA Voters

Posted 11.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Steven Hirsch has a very special message for the voters of Los Angeles County. In this video for Funny Or Die, the founder of porn company Vivid En...

How A Straight Adult Performer Convinced Me That Condoms Are Useless In Porn

Mitchell Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitchell Williams

Porn stars have effectively schooled me on why condoms suck in porn (no pun intended). But how accurate are their STI tests? And is that enough to justify losing the rubber?

The Real Porn Star Agents

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 11.16.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and first appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of the magazine. By Daniel Miller On a late-summer a...

Mismeasure B

Dale Cooper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dale Cooper

Measure B's aims, as delineated by its primary backer, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, are to protect adult video performers and prevent the spread of disease. Viewed myopically, Measure B may indeed seem like a step in that direction. The negatives outweigh the measure's benefits, however.

Here Come The Condom Police!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.09.2012 | Los Angeles

After LA County voters passed Measure B, which mandates condoms on porn sets, the LA County Board of Supervisors is trying to determine how they will ...

Condoms In Porn? LA Has Decided

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles

Despite strong outcry against it from the adult film industry, a measure requiring porn performers to wear condoms on set was passed by LA County vote...

WATCH: Whoopi's Hilarious Question To Barbara

Posted 11.07.2012 | Media

A tired Barbara Walters cracked her co-hosts up talking about sex for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Walters contributed to ABC News' late ...

'Boy Next Door' Of The Porn World Opens Up On Reddit

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

The "Tom Hanks" of the porn world landed on the front page of Reddit Monday with an appeal to LA voters about a controversial condom use initiative on...

The Numbers Don't Add Up On Measure B

Alex Garner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Alex Garner

Measure B, an L.A. County ballot initiative that would require that condoms be used in porn films shot in the county, comes with a hefty price tag for taxpayers, is full of loopholes, is largely unenforceable and draws resources away from the communities that are most affected by HIV.

Porn's Biggest Enemy?

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- They expose their flesh for the sake of sexual fantasy. But on Sunday, actors from the adult film industry held a rally to remind ...

STDs In Porn Industry Higher Than Reported

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Supporters of a ballot measure to require condoms on porn shoots released an independent study Thursday that found undiagnosed sexually transmitted di...

Guess Who Has More STDs: Porn Stars Or Prostitutes

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LA porn stars have significantly higher rates of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) than legal prostitutes in Nevada, according to a report publishe...

Measure B Does Not Protect Performers: Vote No

Tristan Taormino | Posted 12.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Tristan Taormino

While I'm a strong advocate for safer sex and fair working conditions for sex workers, passing Measure B will not make workers safer nor will it help stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Here are some reasons why Measure B is a bad idea.

10 Incredible Facts About Porn

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Right now, 30,000 people are watching porn. And to meet that vast demand, a new porn video is produced every 39 minutes. That's according to YouTu...

This Year's 'Only-In-LA' Ballot Measure

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

In an only-in-L.A. moment, Los Angeles County voters will decide on Election Day if adult-film actors should wear condoms while shooting pornographic ...

WATCH: Ron Jeremy Says NO To Condoms

Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Considering that this is a PSA from porn stars, the video is a little dry. Porn performers Tera Patrick and Ron Jeremy teamed up with adult film d...

Investing in the Green Economy Now for a More Secure Future

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Antonio Villaraigosa

Now is the time to take bold action to invest in programs that will create green, sustainable industries that will provide good jobs and provide long term economic and environmental benefits.

Measure B -- Green Energy, Good Jobs and Me

Ed Begley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Begley Jr.

We have an opportunity to use the beautiful Southern California sun, and convert it into energy to power our homes, clean our air and give LA a new thing to be known as -- the solar capital of America.